Employment

Local company may buy Western Excelsior mill site

Aspen Wall Wood is interested in purchasing the remaining assets of the Western Excelsior mill facility in Mancos, officials from both companies announced during a Montezuma County commissioners...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Trustees hear comments on Fort Lewis College presidential candidates

Fort Lewis College trustees opened the floor to public comments on the three candidates vying to be the next president at the school, and support was voiced for all three. The finalists for the...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks to hire Social Services director, other staff

Montezuma County departments have several job openings. Three full-time positions are being advertised, as well as part-time administrative jobs. The county is seeking a Social Services director,...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Director of Montezuma County Social Services resigns amid questions

The director of Montezuma County Social Services has suddenly resigned, and the matter is being investigated by the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Josiah Forkner took over as director in...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

SkillsUSA competition spotlights students who know their way around a table saw

Dylan Burress, 19, a Bayfield High School senior, has made Netflix binge-watching sessions a little more classy in the family living room with a walnut and cherry television stand. “It’s by far the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montrose mill eyes San Juan Forest for timber

Montrose Forest Products has announced it is working on plans to expand its Montrose mill to process ponderosa pine harvested from the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado. The $20...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Durango, La Plata County prioritize accessibility?

As the city of Durango begins planning on how to avert a budget shortfall in 2020, members of the disability community questioned political leaders on what’s being done to meet their needs for...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Minimum wage increase unlikely to boost pay for many Durangoans

The minimum wage in Colorado increased from $9.30 to $10.20 an hour on New Year’s Day, but it is unlikely to change pay for many employees in Durango, where the entry-level wage for a job is higher...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock resigns

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock has announced that she has resigned effective Dec. 31. Board member Trevor Ince also resigned because he moved from the area. Hancock plans to continue to serve as...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Transportation providing fresh start for parolees

Individuals on probation or recently released on parole are receiving a second chance to rebuild their lives thanks to a new pilot program. The Colorado Department of Transportation, in conjunction...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hiring marks possible turning point for Four Corners energy industry

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Jobs in the energy industry are slowly coming back to northwest New Mexico, marking a shift after several setbacks in commodity pricing and market demand for U.S. oil and gas....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

R Space in downtown Durango offers new co-working option

R Space, a new co-working space in town, aims to serve nontraditional workers and meet a demand for private rooms for meetings. Kirk Komick and Diane Wildfang, owners of the Rochester Hotel, are...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business